How The Venture Bros. stumbled into the greatest superhero universe of all time

The-Venture-Bros

Back in the dark ages of 2003, years before HD programming was the norm, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim premiered a strange new animated series called The Venture Bros., a satiric riff on the old Jonny Quest cartoon from the ‘60s. The show was far from a smash hit, but seven seasons and nearly 20 years later, the recently canceled Venture Bros. nonetheless leaves behind a cadre of devoted fans — as well as the accidental legacy of pop culture’s most expansive and tightly orchestrated superhero universe.

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